American Curls are Peter Pan in feline form. Though they grow in size, they never grow out of their kitten ways. Even their ears resist conformity by curling backward just days after birth! In this book, curious young readers will meet a cat breed fit for life in Neverland.
Smooth just might be the best description for the Balinese breed. The cats’ long, silky coats do not mat, and their body movements flow with a beautiful grace. This easy-to-read title shows why Balinese cats were named after Indonesian dancers. Its photographs put the breed’s elegance on full display!
RagaMuffins have all the qualities needed to win a best companion award. Just consider the way the cats seek out human laps for relaxing, or the open invitation they give cat lovers to pet their soft fur. This book will make beginning readers wish for a RagaMuffin to cuddle or dress up!
Siberian cats proudly wear their Russian heritage. The triple coats they sport are thick and water repellent for survival in their homeland’s often-harsh climate. The extra ruffs of fur around their necks function like scarves. In this title, early readers will find it easy to warm up to the loving Siberian breed!
Lady from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp is possibly the most famous face of the cocker spaniel. Her look shows off the breed’s signatures: long ears, a wide muzzle, and round eyes. In this canine profile, young dog lovers and Disney fans will go past appearance to learn more about how cocker spaniels behave and play.
Few dogs can claim the celebrity status of Lassie. This collie is a movie and television icon and actually has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! So what makes a herding dog fit for show biz? This children’s title answers that question by telling the robust history of the collie breed.
Dalmatians have been tied to firefighters ever since they first guided fire carriages to fiery scenes. Though they are retired from the job today, these spotted dogs remain beloved firehouse mascots. Think Sparky the Fire Dog! This book puts Dalmatians in the spotlight for beginning readers.
The water heroics of Newfoundlands have earned the dogs the reputation of being lifesavers. With muscular legs, webbed paws, and strong bodies, they are built to be lifeguards. In this book, young readers will dive into learning all about the Newfoundland breed.
To the rescue! This could be the mission statement of Saint Bernards. In the past, the dogs saved thousands of travelers in the Swiss mountain pass they are named after. Early readers will become instant admirers of a big dog breed that stands out for being hardworking and helpful.
West Highland white terriers often struggle to keep their trademark white coats clean and bright. Though small in size, they started as hunting dogs in Scotland and still have an abundance of energy for outdoor play. This title introduces fun-loving Westies to elementary readers.
The name of this Mexican holiday gives away the date it is always celebrated. Cinco de Mayo means “fifth of May” in Spanish. This title gives young readers a history lesson about the Battle of Puebla, the fight the holiday honors, while also showing off festive Cinco de Mayo gatherings.
Sea otters have the thickest fur of any mammal in the world! It is so thick and compact that their skin never gets wet. Dense fur is essential for sea otters as they swim through frigid waters. This children’s title tells how the smallest ocean mammal survives at sea.
Squids are one of the most fascinating creatures of the sea! About 1,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, these cephalopods are experts at evading enemies. Some squirt ink, while others change colors to confuse predators. Young readers will learn all about squids in this enticing title about one of the ocean’s most unusual animals.
The human eye is a complex machine that allows us to see the wonders of the world! The fuel for this machine is light. Each part of the eye communicates with light to allow us to see. Young readers will light up as they learn about the different parts of the human eye and how they work in this fact-filled read.
The sense of smell is one of the most interesting human senses! A familiar scent may trigger forgotten memories. The smell of smoke warns of danger. The smell of cooking food may cause hunger! This is all thanks to the relationship between the nose and the brain. Young readers will unlock the mysteries of the human nose in this sweet title.
Without the help of the nose, humans would only be able to recognize five types of tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and savory. But with our sense of smell, we are able to pass messages to the brain that identify specific flavors! Next time you dig into your favorite flavor of ice cream, remember it’s your nose that is doing most of the tasting. This title about the connections between the food we eat and the flavors we enjoy will leave young readers craving more!
The largest human organ is skin! Every inch of skin is made up of millions of tiny receptors that allow us to feel the world around us. Each type of receptor has a job. Some tell us the texture of objects. Others sense temperature. Our sense of touch helps us live safely and comfortably. This title for young readers highlights how we touch and why it is important.
Summer is the season when life thrives! Plants are in full bloom, animals roam freely, and the sky becomes bright blue. Summer is the time to relax and soak in the sunshine. This hot title will help young readers kick back and learn about how wildlife, people, and the weather change in summertime!
With a top speed of 183 miles per hour, the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 motorcycle is one impressive speed machine! But not all motorcycles are designed for speed. Some are made for cruising the country. Others go off road! This title allows young readers to explore the enticing world of motorcycles.
Towing a trailer full of cattle or a camper full of gear is no problem for a pickup truck! These powerful machines are designed to get tough jobs done. Young readers will have loads of fun with this title about pickup trucks.
Whether racing around a paved track, down a straight lane, or across a dirt course, all race cars have one thing in common. They are chasing the checkered flag! No matter their shape or color, race cars are designed for speed. This title revs readers up as it winds through information about the parts and purposes of race cars.
As squirrels cram acorns into their cheeks, crisp leaves drift to the ground. Above, geese honk as they travel south. The sights and sounds of fall are upon us! In the Northern Hemisphere, fall is the time to celebrate the year’s bounty and prepare for the cold of winter. Marvel over the rich colors, interesting animal habits, and wholesome traditions in this title.
After the dead of winter, spring is sprung, and the world comes to life! Flowers bloom, animals wake from their long slumbers, and children splash in puddles as the sun warms the air. This bright read will refresh young readers as they learn about the sights, sounds, and activities of spring!
Chilling winds rush in through an open doorway. Snow swirls in the air. Winter has arrived! Animals grow thick coats to guard from the frigid temperatures, and people bundle up in parkas and hats. Many trees and plants grow dormant. This title highlights the drastic changes of the Northern Hemisphere during winter.
Blue jays often get a bad rap for being the bullies of the songbird world, but there’s a lot more to these beautiful birds than meets the eye. They stay safe and sound by mimicking the songs and sounds of their forest homes. Going hungry is a rare concern as they stuff their beaks and throat pouches with up to four acorns at one time! The sky’s the limit with this colorful read about blue jays.